I'm thinking about gaining.
This time of year, our society tends to function around the idea of losing. Losing weight, cutting back on social media, TV, sugar - whatever it is. We set goals in December to start working toward at the beginning of January. We spend money on plans, apps, gadgets - anything that will help us obtain the deficits we need.
I often wonder if we focused our attention on gaining rather than a deficit, would we find a renewed sense of wonder and passion for our day to day lives? When we operate from a position of "I GET to add this" it can shift our perspectives toward the goals we set as a result.
We are too harsh with ourselves. Too image focused, too hungry to be or have all the things we see when we look at other people. I know I can fall prey to the "do all, be all, and look good doing it" rhythm which limits my capacity to show up as I am.
Not showing up as we are is a disservice to the people around us.
My goals this year will hopefully help me to show up - to feed my whole self so that I can live more fully.